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Ohio Zoo’s Baby Monkey Named For CBS TV Character

Dr. Sheldon Cooper 🙂 He even looks like him

CBS Cleveland

POWELL, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Zoo’s recent additions include a monkey named after a quirky scientist character on the CBS comedy “The Big Bang Theory.”

The colobus monkey named Dr. Sheldon Cooper was born March 3. A spokeswoman says staff in that zoo area pick names based on themes and made the TV show the latest one because they’re fans.

She says keepers joke it’s too soon to tell whether the monkey will live up to his namesake’s brilliance.

It was the first of four recent births for the zoo’s African forest exhibits. Two red river hogs were born April 12. The month began with the birth of a black duiker (DEYE’-kur), which is a four-legged, forest-dwelling animal. It is part of the antelope family and is found in parts of Africa.

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What’s New at the Zoo?

I love Stingray Bay!

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Stingray Bay is now open Weekends!
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium guests and members will now have the opportunity to see stingrays up close and to touch these majestic creatures! The Stingray Bay experience will encourage visitors to interact with the Zoo’s brand new school of stingrays by watching these beautiful animals “fly” through the water and dipping their hands in the water to come in contact with them.

For more info see:  http://www.columbuszoo.org/plan_your_visit/whats_new/default.aspx

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